Beyonce, Adele, Kanye West earn top nominations at MTV VMAs

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce and Adele are the top nominees at the MTV Video Music Awards, where their music videos will compete against Kanye West's controversial "Famous" for video of the year.

"Famous," Beyonce's "Formation" and Adele's "Hello" will battle Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and Drake's "Hotline Bling" for the top prize when the VMAs air live Aug. 28 from New York's Madison Square Garden.

West's infamous "Famous" features what appears to be naked images of the rapper and other celebrities, including Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump and Bill Cosby. The song is at the center of his current war with Swift.

Beyonce, though, is the overall VMA leader with 11 nominations, marking a career best for the pop diva. Adele is up for eight awards.

Voting starts Tuesday.